After watching Natalie Portman win the Oscar for her performance in Black Swan, almost every girl has been trying to bring out her inner Black Swan. Well maybe not go as far as Natalie’s character went, but you know what I mean. Going to Cardio Barre made me feel like I was an actual ballerina in training, without the pretension. I could feel my body working. 15 min into the class I heard my brain say, ”Oh sh*t I am going to be in pain tomorrow.” I felt my body back off and I did a quick brain scan of what I had to do tomorrow, could not think of anything, so I allowed myself to go forward at full speed, ready to get myself back into tip top shape.
At the end of the class we laid on the floor in an L shape, I was using muscles I had never used before. Seeing us all struggle through the exercise the instructor smiled and said, “This must be illegal.” We also did this sunbathing position where she compare it to modeling like Jacking O, while sunbathing. Positive imagery with positive reinforcement that we could all relate to.
As I was walking out the door, she asked, “Stefanie” how did u like it?” I told her I’d be back later in the week but I know I would be sore tomorrow. She said, “If your old enough to drink, take a shot and a bath…you’ll be fine.” I didn’t really hear what she said after that cause I was so taken back by the fact that she wasn’t sure if I was old enough to drink. Now how’s that for being Dirty and Thirty?
Cardio Barre is not pretentious of any sort, it’s downright fitness.